Padel arrives at New York's most iconic venue
A1 Padel will bring the world's fastest-growing sport to New York City for the first time, in collaboration with the New York Yankees.
After being postponed in August due to permit issues, A1 Padel has finally announced the new dates for the New York Grand Master. The international circuit is finally making its way to the Big Apple, and it will do so at one of its most renowned locations: Central Park, right in the heart of Manhattan.
The tournament is set to take place from October 9th to 15th at Wollman Rink, the very spot where the iconic Public Ice Skating Rink is located on the southern end of Central Park.
"As a venue for sports, entertainment, and community-focused events, Wollman Rink continues to be a popular and reliable destination where everyone – from New Yorkers to visitors – can come to enjoy elevated and enjoyable experiences. We're eager to add this upcoming tournament to that list," stated Bret Pidgeon, General Manager of Wollman Rink.
With a seating capacity of over 4,000 spectators, the venue will provide a perfect stage for North American fans to experience the excitement of this captivating sport for the first time.
NY Yankees as a strategic partner
For the first time, the A1 Padel circuit arrives in the United States with the support of its strategic partner in the country, the renowned New York Yankees baseball team.
Randy Levine, President of the NY Yankees, highlighted his confidence in the project: "We wouldn't put our brand and name on it if we didn't believe it made complete sense. Fabrice has achieved success worldwide. We've done this before with the NY City FC in soccer, who are also owners of Manchester City. We're thrilled because we see it as a tremendous opportunity to quickly get involved in a rapidly growing sport."